Recently, Uber drivers tried to do business at the JFK Airport during a taxi strike that fell in line with the #MuslimBan protests. The NY Taxi Workers Alliance issued a statement saying all drivers should avoid the JFK Airport area this past Saturday to align with a protest against President Trump's executive order that barred travelers coming from Muslim countries from entering the United States. Uber issued a statement via Twitter, saying surge pricing has been turned off at JFK. Consumers began to respond to Uber by deleting the app from their phone and hashtagging #DeleteUber. Uber issued a statement about their JFK Airport-related tweet, saying "We're sorry for any confusion about our earlier tweet-- it was not meant to break up any strike. We wanted people to know they could use Uber to get to and from JFK at normal prices, especially last night."
Uber's CEO Travis Kalanick was recently named as one of 19 executives that are allegedly set to provide economic advice to President Trump, which also played a part in the boycotting of Uber and the hashtag #DeleteUber. However, the CEO allegedly sent an email out to employees before the strike took place saying he had intentions on helping drivers who were affected by Trump's ban.
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